Paul McDougall

Profile of Paul McDougall

Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News & Commentary Posts: 3695
Paul McDougall is a former editor for InformationWeek.
Articles by Paul McDougall
posted in July 2009

Ballmer 1, Bartz 0 in Lopsided Microhoo Deal

Yahoo investors are burning their stock certificates to protest the company's search pact with Microsoft, pummeling YHOO down by 12% at one point Wednesday. No surprise there-this is an arrangement where Redmond gets the milk without buying the cow.

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Contractor's Widow Seeks $25 Million From Iraq

It's bad enough her husband was murdered outside Baghdad. Now, the widow of a contractor who provided IT and military hardware services for the reconstruction effort claims the Iraqi government stiffed the man's firm for $25 million.

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IBM Aids Returning Veterans

IBM has teamed up with American Corporate Partners to provide career development and mentoring services for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It's a laudable effort in its own right, and makes a lot of sense given the hi-tech nature of today's military.

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Mayo Clinic Blog Blasts Obamacare

No less a revered, tech-savvy institution than the Mayo Clinic has come out swinging against President Obama's national healthcare agenda. "The real losers will be the citizens of the United States," warns the clinic's official blog. The problem: The plan fails to employ data to gauge whether publicly-funded providers are earning their money or operating Dickensian patient mills.

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Apollo 11 Astronaut: U.S. Needs More Science Grads

Michael Collins, who forty years ago piloted Apollo 11's Columbia command module while fellow astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin explored the surface of the moon, says the U.S. is no longer producing enough science and engineering graduates to meet the demands of research organizations like NASA.

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